New Leaf unfolding

Well this is the best so far, minor tweaks done.

The vision unfolds likewise, as more express interest – and even commitment to throw in their lot! The Ark Kaiwaka is now the focus of the first New Leaf Network group. the next meeting of the Blue Sheep writing group, Warkworth, will be held at the Ark, and focus on the bookmaking art and the New Leaf vision…

Thinking about the Ark and its vision, i wrote this at café Ginger after blue sheep writers group 1-10-11, and after getting Lavondyss at fleamarket. In that book there is a quote from walt whitman, from Darest Thou now, O soul:

Darest thou now, O soul,

Walk out with me toward the unknown region,

Where neither ground is for the feet nor any path to follow?


We grope towards the new way – a new synthesis of things.

The Ark of Books

A rainbow sign out the front,
Rooms full of books;
a talking, tea drinking room.
In the back, the New Leaf hall,
And facing west, the Fairy Garden.
Renaissance workshops down the steps at Mandy’s Place
And over the stream, Eutopia.

A new Kelmscott dawn
a rainbow of moving drops
a moving jigsaw of people
a league of extraordinary gentlepeople
a band of creators
a line of harvesters
a ring of rejoicers
an ark of seeking souls
sailing for new lands
into the long white cloud of unknowing.

We could have a deal to swap a box of unwanted books for a rebinding of the person’s favourite book.

Wwoofers cld man the ‘shop’, lend international flavour to it.

Could have one live-in caretaker

Sell new books printed in new leaf hall.

Book launch parties…

And of course bookmaking workshops.



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